The best times to visit Birmingham for ideal weather are
June 11th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Birmingham Travel Guide
Weather in Birmingham
Average temperatures in Birmingham vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Birmingham, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 71.8°F (22.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.6°F (10.3°C) at night.
Birmingham Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Birmingham Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Birmingham Perceived Temperature (F)
Birmingham Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Birmingham Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Birmingham are April, September, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.
When can you find snow in Birmingham? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early to mid October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Birmingham is often around around October 8th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Birmingham.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Birmingham (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Birmingham has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (68.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.5%).
Wind in Birmingham is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Birmingham.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.9||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.8||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||6.7||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.1||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.6||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Birmingham?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Aug 21, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Birmingham, the United Kingdom is May, followed by October and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Birmingham in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Birmingham Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Birmingham, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 66.7°F (19.3°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Birmingham to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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